Shaun of the Dead

Film, Comedy
Shaun of the Dead
Photograph: StudioCanal

Time Out says

Brain-dead, sunken-eyed, shambling and gormless - London's 20-somethings don't look set to wrest control of the universe any time soon. In fact some are enough to make you despair of the human race. Take Shaun (Pegg), a genial bloke with lovely girlfriend (Ashfield) and well-developed pint arm and PlayStation thumbs ... But could he stretch his horizons beyond the local boozer if his relationship depended on it? The horde of zombies on his doorstep may not know where they're going, but at least they know how to pick themselves up off the floor and stumble on. A slacker romp, this 'rom-zom-com' from the creative duo behind the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced takes a simple conceit (think George Romero meets early Kevin Smith) and goofs off with it something rotten. The cast make a cosy fit, the patter is still sitcom snappy, but Wright also has the visual snap to carry this saga of backyard apocalypse. Come the final pub siege, with the surviving humans getting into the swing of their desperate last stand to the tune of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now', there really is no stopping this lot.

By: NB


Release details

95 mins

Cast and crew

Edgar Wright
Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Jessica Stevenson
Simon Pegg
Dylan Moran
Penelope Wilton
Nick Frost
Lucy Davis
Peter Serafinowicz
Kate Ashfield
Bill Nighy
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